MAY
2020
Since 1984
Topics In This Issue
  • Reopening the Economy
  • Webinar Wednesday May 27: Seal Shield
  • CE Credits for Advisors
  • Specialty Drug Management
  • Grand & Toy Student Laptop Drive
  • Ask the Pharmacist: Controlling Your Allergies
Reopening the Economy
The framework consists of three phases
The Government of Ontario implemented the “Framework for Reopening our Province” in the ongoing fight against the Coronavirus. The framework provides the principles the government will use to reopen business, services and public spaces in gradual stages.

The framework consists of three phases, “Protect and Support”, “Restart”, and “Recover”. It is a roadmap to help individuals and business understand what to expect as the Province moves forward.
Seal Shield Webinar Wednesday May 27
The leader in infection prevention technology
Seal Shield is the leader in infection prevention technology perfectly positioned to help flatten the curve with our fully washable and waterproof keyboards and mice, cleanable screen protectors and UV-C Disinfection cabinet, the Electroclave.

Join us for Webinar Wednesday on May 27 at 2pm to learn more.
June 2, 2020 CE Credits
Learn and earn for Advisors
Session Three
When: 8:45am – 12:00pm on Tuesday June 2, 2020
Where: Virtual
Cost: $40+HST = $45.20 total

Topics at a Glance

  • Human Resources
  • Group Benefits
  • Estate Planning
Specialty Drug Management / Preferred Pharmacy Network
Specialty and biologic drugs can send claims through the roof
ASSOCIUM supports employees throughout the process of obtaining the appropriate drug therapy. We negotiate or even eliminate the cost of that drug by dealing with relevant programs and drug manufacturers through our partnering Pharmacy Benefit Manager.

Both specialty and regular claims are handled through our Preferred Pharmacy Network which offers a reduced mark-up fee with a cap per prescription unlike any other arrangement out there.

Speak with your Advisor to learn more.
Just in from Grand & Toy
Help us help students in need!
Looking for a way to give back to your community during the Covid-19 crisis? Why not donate your unwanted laptops to students in need? Grand & Toy is asking you to be a part of HP Refresh - a social initiative that will have a positive impact on many people right now.

To help bring this program together, Grand & Toy will be hosting a computer drive to collect laptops your organization no longer uses. This event will be held May 28 - May 29, from 8am to 3pm, at Grand & Toy's Vaughan location, 200 Aviva Park Drive. The devices we're looking for don't need to be fancy - all students need is browser capability, so don't forget to donate older laptops stuck away in the storeroom too.

How You Can Help

Bring the laptops your business doesn't use anymore to our drive. We will erase the data and install the browser-based software on-site.

Or

Follow the instructions at HP Refresh Software to erase the data and install the browser-based software at your own location. You can then choose to drop your devices off at Grand & Toy or send them to us to donate. Please review the latest CDC Guidelines for Social Distancing.
Controlling Your Allergies
Steps you can take to limit your allergen exposure
An estimated 10-30% of Canada’s population and more than 500 million people worldwide will suffer from symptoms of allergies. Allergies are defined as symptoms relating to the nose when an allergen is inhaled. An allergen is something that causes allergies such as pollen, dust, animal dander, and mold.

  • What are the symptoms of allergies?
  • How can I prevent allergies?
  • Are there treatments for allergies?
ASSOCIUM Divisions
Since 1984, ASSOCIUM Consultants continues to lead the industry in specialized human resource services, organizational development and provides HR expertise across a broad range of services.
We're unique in the marketplace providing innovative and customized Advisor services: Managing General Agent, Third Party Administrator, Claims Adjudication, Specialty Drug Management / Preferred Pharmacy Network and Human Resources Consulting.
Our employee group benefits division, being in business since 1997, gives us the experience to provide customized alternative plans and reduce administrative costs for our clients, while quoting sustainable rates at start up - and at renewal.
Our procurement services division launched in 1996 as an added source of assistance to the not-for-profit sector ( GAIN). Recently this service has been expanded to include private small business under the Advantage banner. Our goal is to help your organization access preferred pricing for products and services as well as resolve any purchasing issues you may encounter.
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